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Key Message Update

Stressed (IPC Phase 2 !) food security outcomes in Diffa, thanks to humanitarian assistance

January 2018

January 2018

February - May 2018

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Remote monitoring
countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

Key Messages

  • Thanks to the counter season production and the seasonal income generating activities, food insecurity will remain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) in most agricultural and agropastoral areas of the country until at least May 2018. 

  • However, consecutive fodder deficits and the decrease in livestock prices lead to unfavorable pastoral conditions. Poor households will face Stressed (IPC Phase 2) food security outcomes between March and May 2018 in the pastoral areas of Tahoua, Agadez, Zinder and Maradi.

  • Staple food availability is below average, due to the low performance of the agricultural campaign and the disruption of the trade flows coming from Nigeria, where source markets have high prices for exportation. Demand is high in local markets, due to replenishing of institutional and traders’ stocks, contributing to the higher than seasonal average prices. 

  • In Diffa region, civil insecurity keeps disturbing livelihoods of pastoral populations as well as those in the pepper crops areas. Food and income sources are below average, placing the region in Crisis (IPC phase 3) until May 2018. If planned humanitarian assistance is confirmed, certain areas could face Stressed (IPC phase 2!) food security outcomes. 

About FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on some 34 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, and USGS, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.

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